Mozambique

 

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TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification

International, Nice - 11th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered

Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of this mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

Under the current Mozambique Trade Marks Act, Declarations of Intent to Use must normally be filed every fifth year calculated from the filing date of the application in Mozambique.   With effect from 18 November 2008, the Trademarks Office has stated that acceptance of a renewal application means that the trade mark owner does not have to file a Declaration of Intent to Use as well. This new rule means that when a renewal year coincides with a year for filing a Declaration of Intent to Use, only the filing of a renewal application is required. It is not necessary to file a Declaration of Intent to Use application simultaneously.  A Declaration of Intent to Use will still need to be filed in years that do not coincide with a renewal year.  

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive, with or without priority claims

Designation in ARIPO patent

PCT national phase or via ARIPO regional phase application

Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities

Annuities fall due on each anniversary of the filing date, with a six month grace period available upon payment of a late fine.  Failure to pay annuities when due, or within the six month period of grace, will result in the lapse of the patent. 

DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

Duration Designs are registered for an initial term of 5 years from the filing date, which term is extensible for four additional periods of 5 years each
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on each 5-yearly anniversary of the filing date